April 14, 2018 / 7:15 AM / 7 months ago

Britain says missile strikes had significant impact on Syria's capability

Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Missile strikes against Syria on Saturday have had a significant impact on what the government of President Bashar al-Assad can do in the future, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told LBC radio.

When asked if the West was now in a new Cold War with Russia, Williamson said relations with Moscow were at a low point but he wanted the Kremlin to use its influence with Assad to end the Syrian civil war.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden

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