Russia's armed forces are backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The result is missile and air strikes by the U.S., France, and Great Britain on three supposed chemical weapons factories.
Haley says the fact that Assad was making the use of chemical weapons "more normal and that Russian Federation was covering this up, all that has got to stop".
Syria state TV, however, claimed that three civilians were wounded in Homs after "several" missiles were intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems. Russia, Assad's strongest ally, has used its veto power as many as 12 times to block United Nations action against Syria.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, starting in London on Monday and with Narendra Modi supposed to arrive on Tuesday, looks set to be overshadowed by the joint American, British and French military action against Syria. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. However, in 2016, under former President Barack Obama, 15,479 Syrian refugees were reportedly admitted into the U.S.
A satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Facility in Syria on Saturday.
The administration maintains that it "exhausted every avenue in the global community" for diplomacy and sanctions before launching the missile strike, and that the President and allies felt the appropriate response was military action.
In fact, since Assad and others were led to believe that this would be a much bigger and more consequential attack than it was, especially by President Trump's own rhetoric, the very conscribed nature of the actual strikes might actually embolden the Syrian leader to use his remaining chemical weapons more frequently and with less restraint.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the UN meeting in NY that the U.S. and its allies struck without waiting for an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, branding the attack "hooliganism".
She argued that "there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime".
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike against Syria's military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by United States warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces between 03:42 and 05:10 Moscow time on Saturday.
There was a mixed reaction from the Arab world to the US-led operation first mooted by Mr Trump a week ago following a suspected chemical weapons attack that left 75 people dead in the rebel-held town of Douma last weekend. The war and politics of Syria are broadly going its way. As the justification for Saturday's strikes, the United States and its allies cited what they said was "proof" that the Syrian government had carried out the attack.
But Russian president Vladimir Putin condemned the Syria strikes as an "act of aggression" that would have a "destructive" influence on worldwide relations.
The UN Security Council has rejected a resolution tabled by Russian Federation calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the United States and its allies against Syria.
"President Assad was in absolutely positive spirits".