Ahmadinejad: West failed to stop Iran's nuclear program

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday the West failed to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear program, even as the country's foreign minister said Teheran was considering an international offer of incentives on the controversial issue. Ahmadinejad's remarks were his first since the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany offered Iran the new incentives package to suspend uranium enrichment. "In the nuclear case, bullying powers applied all their power, but they could not break the will of the Iranian nation," state radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in a speech to clerics in the city of Qom.