The United States, France and Britain defended their military action as legal during the Security Council meeting. Four countries abstained - Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru.
Russian Federation has denied involvement, and on Saturday also condemned strikes against Syria by Western powers, which Britain took part in. Russia vetoed a US text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass.
Announcing the strikes, US President Donald Trump criticised both Russian Federation and Iran, which have backed Assad's government.
In a statement released on Twitter, Russia's ambassador to the US said the country was being "threatened", and issued an ominous warning that reprisals could follow.
Russia, which has backed the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has joined Damascus in denying an attack even took place - even though US authorities have declared it did with near certainty.
Russian Federation had said all along that Syria had no need to use chemical weapons. "The United States of America will not allow the Assad regime to continue using chemical weapons". "We're matching", he said.
Taliban kill 10 security personnel in Afghanistan
The casualty figures are impossible to independently verify because of the remoteness of the area. In the past year, the Taliban have been stepping up their attacks on district centres.
France, the United States and Britain planned to put forward a new draft resolution aimed at dismantling Syria's chemical weapons program, wiping out terrorism, demanding a ceasefire across Syria and finding a political solution to the conflict, French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre told the council on Saturday.
Russia's Nebenzia called it "a very sad day for the world, for the United Nations, for its Charter which was blatantly, blatantly violated, and for the Security Council which has shirked its responsibilities".
Overnight, US, British and French forces launched more than 100 missiles from ships and manned aircraft, targeting three of Syria's main chemical weapons facilities.
It seeks answers from Syria on gaps in its chemical weapons declaration to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. A decision wants 9 votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the US to go.
"Fundamentally the U.S.is going to have to prove does it have a goal in Syria", and that it has an endgame in mind, Taleblu added. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.