CAIRO (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader has crossed all red lines by praising the social upheaval against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as an "Islamic liberation movement", Cairo's foreign minister said on Saturday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised the people of Egypt and Tunisia on Friday to unite around their religion and against the West and called on the Egyptian army to back the protesters and "focus its eyes on the Zionist enemy". "Khamenei's words deserve condemnation because they have crossed all red lines in handling Egyptian affairs within the prism of aggression and resentment," Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told the state news agency MENA. "Egypt rejects any attempt for Khamenei or anyone else to seek to jump on Egypt's aspirations or those of its youth." Mass demonstrations against Mubarak's 30-year rule entered their 12th day on Saturday, while political leaders were meeting inside and outside Egypt to seek a way out of a volatile impasse between Mubarak and protesters. "The political and public movements towards reform in Egypt alone will design the future of the country and not the wishes of the mullahs of Iran," Aboul Gheit said. "These comments highlight Iran's resentment towards Egypt." The unprecedented challenge to Mubarak has rallied many disparate sections of society -- professionals and the poor, secular and religious, Muslims and Christians, internet-savvy youth with members of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement.