The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution calling on the U.N. Security Council to deal with what it calls the growing threat Burma's military government poses to its own people.
The resolution urges the Security Council to take action to deal with the matter.
The measure refers to the refusal of Burmese leaders to transfer power to civilians after parliamentary elections in 1990, as well as the continued house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The resolution, which is non-binding, was approved shortly after Burma's military government was sharply criticized at a U.S. Congressional hearing in Washington.
A similar measure was approved by the U.S. Senate last month.