US hopes Iran changes ways, but `not betting on it`: Obama

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States hopes Iran will change its "nefarious" behavior after signing a landmark nuclear accord with world powers, "but we`re not betting on it."

Washington: President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States hopes Iran will change its "nefarious" behavior after signing a landmark nuclear accord with world powers, "but we`re not betting on it."

"Will we try to encourage them to take a more constructive path? Of course, but we`re not betting on it," Obama said at a White House press conference.

He also added that "unlike the Cuba situation, we`re not normalizing diplomatic relations here."