would reward the Kurds, and they will support the Kurds to build a state of Kurdistan.» forms.» request was rejected by the US consul. This is evidence of America's cooperation with Shiite terrorist forces.» Demonstrators chanted, waved Kurdish flags, and held banners saying «Where is your promises USA?» referring to Kurds being attacked by Iraq and Iran-backed Shia militants with American... Еще-supplied weapons despite the US being deemed to be a Kurdish ally. Initially the demonstration was to be held in front of the US consulate but the request was rejected for security reasons. «We wanted to protest in front of the US consulate, but the request was rejected by the US consul. This is evidence of America's cooperation with Shiite terrorist forces,» said one of the protesters. Iraqi government forces advanced on the city of Kirkuk in the middle of October and gained full control of key sites following fierce clashes with Peshmerga forces. The escalation came in the wake of the Kurdish independence referendum, which Baghdad deemed unconstitutional.