At current market rates, the imports are worth about $15bn.
The Trump administration on Tuesday reimposed sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of a nuclear agreement with the country - a follow-through on the order President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Ohio's too-close-to-call special election Mar-a-Lago insiders provided input on VA policy, personnel decisions: report Trump claims victory as Balderson holds on to slim lead in Ohio MORE gave when he withdrew from the nuclear pact in May.
"The performance of the US government over the years is such that today the United States is recognized as an unreliable country in the world that does not adhere to any of its obligations", the President said, calling for the "expansion of relations and cooperation" between Tehran and Pyongyang.
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country will not oppose third-country mediation between the USA and Iran.
Rouhani, speaking in a meeting with North Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday, said that America can not be trusted, according to the State news agency IRNA.
The surprise meeting comes as US-Iran relations are further strained amid the first wave of the US reinstated sanctions coming into force.
'We are pleased to see German businesses stopping their trade with Iran, complying with USA sanctions, and helping pressure the Iranian regime back to the table, ' he tweeted.
Trump said Monday that he was open to new talks to reach a "more comprehensive deal" with Iran.
"Today, the regime in Iran is at odds with world peace", the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said in a tweet".
"Wherever you see Iranian activity, you see Qassem Soleimani".
European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out.
Already facing broad economic fallout as their currency implodes, Iranians are wondering how the next phase of the crisis in U.S. relations will play out - and what, exactly, America's long-term strategy is toward their country.
"I feel like my life is being destroyed", said one construction worker on the streets of the capital.
There have been rumours that Trump and Rouhani could meet in NY in September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly - though Rouhani reportedly rejected USA overtures for a meeting at last year's event.