Eight countries voted against and four abstained.
Bolivia has agreed with Russia's assessment, calling a session of the Security Council to discuss the issue on Wednesday. After the United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime on April 14, 2018 in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said that France fired cruise missiles from frigates in the Mediterranean and deployed fighter jets from home bases as part of its strikes.
She told reporters ahead of the meeting that London "believes it was both right and legal" to take military action "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering by degrading the Syrian regime's chemical weapon capability and deterring the use of chemical weapons".
Russian Federation this week vetoed a USA proposal to set up such a panel following an alleged chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that killed more than 40 people, according to medics and rescuers.
United Nations partner the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has deployed a fact-finding mission to the area.
"You are not only placing yourselves above worldwide law, but you are trying to re-write global law", Nebenzia said after the vote.
Jacinda Ardern says the Government accepts why the U.S., the UK and France sent missiles to Syria over failed United Nations discussions.
"We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", she said.
China has reiterated calls for restraint and investigation to avoid war in Syria, emphasizing that the country's sovereignty must be respected and that thorough and impartial investigations are needed before jumping to conclusions about the alleged use of chemical weapons.
The measure would provide for the creation of an inquiry to identify perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks, allow access for aid convoys and re-launch stalled peace talks in Geneva, French diplomats said. The UN Charter is very clear on these issues.
Moscow's efforts to win Security Council condemnation of the strikes in a resolution overwhelmingly failed.
Russian Federation has countered that the US-led action was aimed at overthrowing Assad and keeping Moscow's influence in check. Click any of these buttons below!