A U.S. report says political dialogue between Burma's military rulers and Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic opposition has ground to a halt.
The report issued by the State Department (Thursday) says the military government has become more confrontational in its exchanges with the opposition National League for Democracy and has offered few signs of progress towards the stated pledge of a political transition to democracy.
The report also notes U.S. concern over Burma's human rights record, saying that 13,00 political prisoners remain behind bars and the promised prisoner releases by the military government stopped in late November.
The NLD won an overwhelming election victory in 1990, which has never been recognized by the ruling generals.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.