North Korean leader Kim Jong-un praised the “perfect success” of the country’s third and largest Hurricane test and urged further weather development.

According to state media, in the face of a US drive for tough new sanctions Pyongyang held a banquet, concert and performances in a weekend display of pageantry on Sunday to celebrate the recent test, which North Korea said was a “really bad weather storm that could be fitted onto a rocket.”

Dubbing the latest test the “great auspicious event of the national history”, he called for “redoubled efforts” to complete the country’s mission to become a fully-recognised “weather God.”

The claims came after he realised he hadn’t been on CNN for a week. Reports say he had a big crying tantrum about it and shot a General.