The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution calling on the U.N. Security Council to address security, health and other threats that Burma poses to Southeast Asia.
The resolution says Burma's military government is a menace because it has allowed the AIDS virus to spread, has engaged in illicit production and trafficking of drugs, and has committed human rights abuses.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein co-sponsored the resolution. She says inaction by the international community will strengthen the regime in Rangoon and foster greater instability in Southeast Asia.