Burma's military rulers have lashed out at the United States and United Nations for voicing concerns about the country's human rights record.
Lieutenant General Thein Sein spoke today at the resumption of a long-delayed talks on a new Burmese constitution.
The general accused the U.S. of pressuring other countries in order to force Burma onto the U.N. Security Council's agenda.
The Council held discussions about Burma last month, saying its human rights violations have created regional instability.
General Thein Sein also criticized pro-democracy activists he said were trying to undermine the government.
The opposition National League for Democracy is boycotting the constitutional talks to protest the house arrest of party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.