The new sanctions, set to begin May 21, should be given a chance to work.
It remains unclear whether Russia would agree to support the new sanctions.
But officials said new sanctions against Tokyo were not being considered.
"For this reason, the Administration recommends that no new sanctions be considered at the present time," he said.
Their action put into effect tough new sanctions on Yugoslavia.
The new sanctions took effect when a midnight deadline passed and the military leaders did not step down.
If not, India is likely to respond quickly with, at least, tough new sanctions.
"It's just that the time has come to talk aloud about new sanctions."
American attempts to add new sanctions also failed, however, and that seems to have been seen as a green light in Baghdad.
There was an announcement in the news that these are new sanctions.