The Labour leader sparked a row with a BBC reporter as he insisted he would not offer his views on the growing crisis during a press conference this morning.
Following a speech to the Federation of Small Businesses in London, Mr Corbyn angrily blocked a question on Syria as he demanded the reporter only ask about Labour’s business policies.
At the same time, foreign ministers from the G7 nations were meeting in Italy to discuss whether to place fresh sanctions on Syrian officials and their Russian backers.
It follows a recent horror chemical weapons attack on civilians, including many children, which has been blamed on Syria’s brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad
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Mr Corbyn last week condemned US President Donald Trump’s retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian air base from where the chemical attack is believed to have been conducted.
But, at today’s event, Mr Corbyn refused to expand further on how he thought Western powers should deal with the ongoing crisis.
Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly blocked a BBC question on Syria
Look, I'm sorry, this is the Federation of Small Business conference
Having repeatedly blocked the BBC reporter’s attempts to raise the issue of Syria, Mr Corbyn walked away from the podium from which he was speaking to directly approach the reporter.
He said: “Look, I'm sorry, this is the Federation of Small Business conference. I'm very happy to do an interview with you afterwards once this is finished about Syria.
“My media team have made that very clear to you. Is that ok?”
Mr Corbyn’s intervention was met by applause from the audience, who had also heckled the BBC reporter.
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The reporter replied: ”That's not what we've been told by your media team.”
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Earlier, Mr Corbyn had described how a Labour government would “declare war on late payment” to small businesses.
He named E.On, Capita, BT Group, Vodafone, National Grid and Marks & Spencer as among the worst culprits for making late payments to suppliers.