Voting on the document was held during a Security Council meeting, initiated by Russia after the US, France and Britain struck Syria last night. The document was backed by Russia, China and Bolivia. Eight countries opposed, while four delegations abstained from voting.
Earlier in the day, the United Kingdom, the United States and France launched airstrikes at Syria over reports of a chemical attack in the city of Douma.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the three countries fired over 100 cruise as well as air-to-surface missiles.
Unverified reports about an alleged chemical incident appeared in the social media, citing sources among militants, on April 7.