US update: Isis threat, Syrian refugees and Charlie Sheen

  • 18/11/2015
Sandy Hughes (Paul Henry)
Sandy Hughes (Paul Henry)

US correspondent Sandy Hughes joined Paul Henry to discuss the latest news.

Threat on Washington:

Islamic State warned in a new video that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it has not received information indicating a potential attack.

Ms Hughes says the threat is being taken very seriously by US politicians.

“Republicans are jumping all over this, saying it could be another 9/11 and we have to get ready. Obama is coming under a lot of fire for it.”

Syrian Refugees:

More than half of America’s governors say they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees into their states following the Paris attacks.

In the last fiscal year the State Department admitted 70,000 refugees to the US, 1,682 from Syria, this year they’ve already vowed to take in at least 10,000.

Ms Hughes says the vow is not going down well with President Obama.

“The Democrats are still saying this is America and we are a country built on immigrants.”

Charlie Sheen:

Charlie Sheen has confirmed he is living with HIV in a television interview on NBC’s Today show with Matt Lauer.

Sheen revealed he had paid up to $10 million to keep people from going public about his illness.

He says it is "impossible" that he would have passed HIV on to anyone else and maintains that although he knew about it for four years he doesn’t know how he got the virus.

He says it’s now undetectable in his blood and that part of coming forward was to put an end to the payments he was making to keep people quiet.

Watch the video for the full interview with Sandy Hughes.