Saudi prince demands Britain respects Sharia law amid breakdown between countries

Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, ambassador to the UK complained of a lack of “mutual respect” after a deal to train prison staff in the Gulf state was cancelled.

In an unusual condemnation, the diplomat denounced leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of breaching respect by scuppering the trade deal with Riyadh.

The furious prince also railed against an “alarming change in the way Saudi Arabia is discussed in Britain”, warning that the wealthy kingdom would not be “lectured to” and urged respect for its strict system of Sharia law.