The main topic discussed at the meeting was the situation in the Middle East. Both the Pope and the Patriarch devoted much attention to the situation of Christians who are being subjected not even to persecutions, but to genocide, in the Middle East and some countries of North and South Africa. It started with the so-called "Arab spring." We all know who inspired the "Arab Spring," and today we see its tragic consequences.
Is he faulting the Obama administration?
From Wikipedia: Joseph Massad on Al Jazeera said the term [i.e. Arab Spring] was "part of a US strategy of controlling [the movement's] aims and goals" and directing it towards western-style liberal democracy.