The Assad regime stands accused of carrying out a toxic gas attack Saturday on Douma, the last opposition-held town in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus. "This is about humanity, we are talking about humanity, it can't be allowed to happen".
But Hurd said if differences over Syria lead to a direct military battle between Russia and the United States, Russia would not fare well.
On Monday President Donald Trump promised a "very tough" response to a recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.
French President Emmanuel Macron has also spoken by telephone with Trump several times to coordinate their response to Saturday's attack.
That attack prompted the USA to launch several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.
They were supposed to discuss a USA -drafted resolution on an worldwide investigative mechanism for chemical weapons use in Syria.
If the United States takes military action against Syria under false pretenses, it will lead to "grave repercussions", the envoy said. The politician, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about secret military movements, said the atmosphere and USA statements hint at a possible strike, "but there are no indications on the ground so far".
In April 2017, more than 80 people died in a chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun - another Syrian town held by anti-government forces.
During an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday.
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"Russia and Iran have military advisers at the Assad regime's airfields and operations centers".
Cecile Shea, a non-resident fellow in global security and diplomacy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, also said Syria is likely responsible, citing a lack of other forces capable of manufacturing and deploying such chemical weapons.
The U.N. ambassador also hit Russian Federation and Iran for their alleged roles in "enabling the Assad regime's murderous destruction".
The United States, meanwhile, urged the U.N.
However while Israel has followed its policy of not commenting on such claims, commentators here believe that the timing of the alleged Israeli strike was coincidental and aimed at Iranian forces rather than retribution over the use of chemical weapons. As a result, the findings of the OPCW report, that blamed the attack on the Syrian government, were mostly based on speculation by analysts, accounts by unidentified witnesses and material evidence submitted by third parties with no chain of custody being implemented.
France accused Russian Federation of having a hand in the attack on Douma that drew global outrage.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that as of Monday night, troops have been on a 72-hour alert and are fortifying their positions.
Syria says five of the eight missiles were shot down, with three hitting part of the base, and initially said it suspected the USA of firing the missiles.
The Syrian regime and their key ally, Russia, have both denied involvement.
"The AUMF we're operating under now passed the week after September 11", said Sen.