Sign up for our coming Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region. Iraq’s foreign reserves have risen to more than $60 billion, driven by the government’s economic reforms, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in a statement. The OPEC member’s reserves fell heavily last year after the coronavirus pandemic caused oil prices to crash and the economy went into recession. The government devalued its currency by about 20% against the dollar in December. Iraq’s reserves stood at about $51 billion in October.