Looking ahead, France's UN ambassador Francois Delattre said France, Britain and the United States would soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues. There will be more.
Assad didn't comment on calls by the US State Department to declare alleged Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons during the meeting.
"Last Saturday, a week ago, up to 75 people were killed in a barbaric attack in Duoma with as many as 500 further casualties all the indications are that this was a chemical weapons attack".
"I'm sure this strike, which was a tactical and surgical success, has been a setback" for the Assad regime, Brennan said.
Or perhaps there would need to be a series of violations, as was the case before 7 April, prior to any United States action. "Hopefully he's gotten the message".More news: Premier league giants given the go-ahead to sign Real Madrid star
"We've talked about the Assad regime and its patrons, Russian Federation and Iran", Haley told the U.N. Security Council Saturday.
In an interview published Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reached out to Russian Federation, saying "we should join our efforts to promote a political process in Syria that would allow a way out of the crisis".
An global fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is now in Syria and expected to visit Douma.
But it also noted a "residual" element remained. "We can't control what a country does to its people".More news: United Kingdom wages outstrip prices as Brexit squeeze runs its course
- US President Donald Trump condemned Syria's two main allies, Russian Federation and Iran, for supporting "murderous dictators".
USA military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.
Washington described the strike targets as a center near Damascus for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weapons; a chemical weapons storage site near the city of Homs; and another site near Homs that stored chemical weapons equipment and housed a command post. Syria has always denied any chemical use and accused rebels of fabricating the attack.
USA defense officials say they have high confidence chlorine gas was used and are still assessing evidence indicating the presence of sarin gas. A senior Russian military official said on Saturday that Syria's air defences, which mostly consist of systems made in the former Soviet Union, had intercepted 71 of the 105 American, British and French missiles.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned the USA -led attack, saying it violated the worldwide law and the UN Charter, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.
Reports say US Tomahawk missiles used to target Syria, as United Kingdom and France deploy Tornado, Mirage and Rafale jets.More news: Critically endangered western lowland gorilla born in Smithsonian zoo