JERUSALEM, Aug. 80 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that any possible international peace agreement on Syria will not "apply to" Israel.
"International agreements with Syria after Idlib don't bind Israel," Lieberman told reporters during a tour along Israel's northern border with Syria.
"The only thing that concerns us is the security interests of the State of Israel," the minister was quoted by local news media as saying.
Idlib is the last major rebel-held stronghold in Syria that Syrian government troops are poised to launch an offensive to retake it, in a bid to end the seven-year civil war.
Lieberman vowed that Israel will "continue to act in Syria as will be deemed necessary for its security."
His remarks came amidst talks of a possible agreement to end the seven-year war in Syria.
Iran and Syria have just reached a deal on maintaining Iranian military presence in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran are expected to hold talks in Iran next week to discuss ways to find a political solution to the Syrian civil war.
Israel has been increasingly concerned by Iran's efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials have been urging Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump to force Iran to completely withdraw its forces from Syria.
Iran's military cooperation deal signed with Syria earlier this week renewed Israel's concerns.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu reiterated his threat to launch strikes at Iranian military targets in Syria.
"The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will continue to take strong and determined action against Iran's attempts to station forces and advanced weapons systems in Syria," he said.
"No agreement between Syria and Iran will deter us," he added.
Israel's air force has carried out dozens of airstrikes inside Syria, usually targeting allegedly Iranian sites or weapons convoys of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah forces.