Burma has rejected a U.S. State Department report on human rights that branded the country as one of the world's worst human rights violators.
The ministry of foreign affairs said today-Thursday that said the report can only be regarded as a politically motivated attempt to maintain pressure on Burma and to interfere in its domestic affairs.
It said no foreign states can claim to have greater interest in the well-being of the country's people than Burma's government.
The State Department's annual report on human rights lists North Korea, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe and China as being among the world's worst systematic violators of human rights. The report was released last week.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.